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BVHA COVID-19 POLICY

  • No player, coach, parent or sibling should enter any BVHA facility if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough with difficulty breathing, unexplained sore throat, unexplained diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal pain, severe headache, loss of taste or smell).
  • When in doubt,  STAY HOME.
  • Face coverings are highly recommended in the locker rooms.  Skaters/coaches must keep locker room time to no more than 15 minutes at a time.  
  • Skaters are NOT equired to wear face coverings on ice during practices or games. 
  • Squirt and younger aged skaters  are encouraged to partially dress at home.  Players may put on gloves, helmets and skates in the locker rooms.  Goalies are the only exception. 
  • Bring your own labeled water bottle.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the warming area.  Please use upon arrival and exit of the locker rooms. 
  • Locker rooms will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Parents are highly encouraged to socially distance.
  • No pre- or post-game handshakes.
  • No gear is to be left in the locker rooms.
  • No player, coach, parent or sibling should arrive if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough with difficulty breathing, unexplained sore throat, unexplained diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal pain, severe headache, loss of taste or smell).
  • Inform Eric Kranzler immediately when a player, coach or other team personnel tests positive, somebody in a player’s household has tested positive or when a player or coach has been exposed to somebody confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Any team members and coaches of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case must refrain from meeting, practicing, visiting and competing in any games pending further direction from South Dakota Department of Health (SDDH).  
  • Any confirmed positive COVID-19 case must have South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Return to Play form completed prior to return to activities
  • Any South Dakota Department of Health confirmed close contact must self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of potential exposure.
  • BVHA leadership will notify all teammates and coaches when a player on that team has tested positive, but BVHA will keep the individual’s identity anonymous.  All information will be treated in compliance with HIPAA.
  • BVHA leadership will notify the entire association when a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19 but the individual’s identity will remain anonymous.  All information will be treated in compliance with HIPAA.

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